|Shifting from Disproportionate Minority Contact to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (Webinar)|
|5/16/2019 - 5/16/2019|
3:00 p.m. ET, Satellite/Web Based
Phone not available
|Coalition for Juvenile Justice|
|Under the JJDPA, states are required to assess and address racial and ethnic disparities at key points in the juvenile justice system - from arrest to detention to confinement. |
Studies indicate that youth of color receive tougher sentences and are more likely to be incarcerated than white youth for the same offenses.
With youth of color comprising one-third of the youth population but two-thirds of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, this provision requires states and local jurisdictions to create action plans to address disparities within their systems. This webinar will discuss how states can shift from Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED), and provide examples of how states are addressing RED.